On a map, a closed shape defined by a connected sequence of x,y coordinate pairs, where the first and last coordinate pair are the same and all other pairs are unique.

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How can I fix my complex Polygons so they show correctly in Google Maps?

Problem: I'm trying to find a way to fix some broken polygon shapes and I'm not sure how I can do this. Details: I've got a number of polygons which I basically imported from TIGERLINES a while ...
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How to calculate the size of a particular area below a buffer in QGIS

I have a point shapefile of villages where data was collected in Northern Kenya. I created a buffer around those villages. The second vector layer contains polygons defining areas according to ...
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How to automate point-in-polygon queries in ArcView?

Layer1 = point shapefile (multiple points, geocoded) Layer2 = polygon (1 attribute; (1,2,3...)) I want a non-gis person to be able input a single address and be told the attribute of the polygon ...
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Splitting raster pixels by a polygon's edge?

I have a a polygon shapefile of different regions, and a raster grid of precip data. I want to take the polygon and add up all the raster precip data in each zone. I could use zonal statistics to do ...
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How to select WFS features by polygon in OpenLayers?

I need to be able to select features on a wfs layer using a polygon instead of a box. I was hoping this would be a standard option in the SelectFeature class. Too bad this isn't the case. Any ...
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How can I transform a polygon to a linestring in QGIS?

I have a polygon, imported from a shapefile in QGIS. I would like transform it to a linestring instead so I can save it as a GPX file later. How can I transform a polygon to a linestring in QGIS?
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Calculate neighborhood statistics for polygons?

I've been searching around for the answer to this (including here) and have yet to find it. I'm interested in finding out how to calculate a 'neighborhood sum' for vector, polygon data. I am aware ...
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Where can I find a Unesco World Heritage List as boundaries?

I was wondering if anyone knows where to find the UNESCO world heritage list with boundaries? I can extract point data from the json feed for the map on the website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list via ...
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How to select and copy a group of polygons in QGIS?

I'm new to QGIS. I opened a few shapefiles that cover Europe. Now I want to select a smaller area and if possible copy the polygons in this area so I can work with a smaller set. How should I do this ...
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How to persist a polygon to SQL Server database and vice versa?

How do I extract all the points from a Polygon drawn in ArcMAP and then persist that data into a SQLServer database table containing a geometry column and then when I've got the data persisted read ...
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Algorithm to fix topological errors in GIS software apps

Related question here. I notice that ensuring topological correctness is essential for GIS applications, this is because the input from user or polygon boolean operation can have severe topological ...
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Count number of unique raster pixels in polygon using ArcMap?

I have a polygon shapefile and I want to generate a table of a count for each pixel value in each polygon. My main goal is to find out what pixel is most abundant in each polygon. I am using ArcMap ...
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Can Polygons be generalized to MultiPolygons in GeoDjango?

I set up a model with models.PolygonField in geodjango, using postgres as database. I try to import shp into postgres. The problem is, shp (compiled with QGIS) mixes polygon and multipolygon, hence it ...
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Finding parcel polygon features with frontage on multiple streets

The Department of Public Works would like to know how many properties in the city have a sidewalk at both the front and back. To get at this, I'm looking for a method to find parcels with frontage on ...
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Create overlapping polygons from contour lines

Working in ArcGIS 10, I have a set of contour lines representing density of commercial square footage, and I have a set of points representing local maxima for each peak of the dataset. For each ...
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How to eliminate gaps in the ArcGIS union operation?

I have a layer that has nested polygons in them. I want to aggregate the polygons. I do this using the Union function. I use the "No Gaps" option when I perform the union. However, when I overlay ...
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Filling in Donut Polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a set of polygons that represent bodies of water. In the same feature are polygons that are the islands in the body of water. So for a given lake, there are smaller polygons within that ...
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How to find polygons within polygon using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am new to GIS and ArcGIS. I have a problem I need to solve: I have a set of polygons, some of which enclose other polygons. They are lake polygons, and within lake polygons, are smaller island ...
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Why doesn't the split tool return any records in the attribute table?

I've been trying to split a large land use shapefile using a set of study area polygons as the split feature, but when the function finally finishes running (the land use dataset is quite large), all ...
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GDAL - creating vector from raster

[SOLVED] Good day! I'm looking at either gdal_contour or gdal_polygonize.py to create a vector layer file from a raster file. I can create the vector file using either method, but it's upside down ...
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How to use ST_Intersection?

Here's a quick summary about what I'm trying to do: I have 3 tables in Postgres, 'a' and 'b', each have a Polygon column, and 'c' has a Point column. What I'm trying to do here is to get the ...
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How to create a polygon from other polygon boundaries?

I want to write an algorithm that creates a polygon inside a hole made by a set of other polygons. It's something like a flood fill and it's like the "boundary" tool in Autocad. The image shows an ...
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How to convert a String to OpenLayers.Geometry.Polygon using javascript?

First let me say that I'm using Javascript, jQuery, Java, GeoServer, OpenLayers and PostGIS. Using java class ResultSet I return this String: POLYGON((516000 2135000,515039.264020162 ...
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How can I display with OpenLayers the geometry returned from a ST_Buffer in POSTGIS?

Im using PostGIS, GeoServer and OpenLayers, and the thing is that i want to display the geometry result from a query like this: SELECT ST_Buffer(ST_GeomFromText('POINT(100 100)'), 500); To perform ...
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ArcObjects - Finding the intersection of a polyline and polygon?

I have a polyline and polygon. The polyline will intersect the polygon at two or fewer points. I would like to get these intersection points as X and Y values. EDIT: Here is a quick code sample using ...
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Optimizing a nearest neighbor calculation using PostGIS

I'm using PostGIS to calculate the nearest neighbors of polygons. What I want to calculate is the minimum distance from each polygon, to the nearest polygon. Thus far I have got great help from Mike ...
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Polygon Shared Boundaries in GML

Last week I was told on a phone conference that GML supports shared boundaries in Polygon's. I have been unable to find any documenatation to substantiate the claim. Here is the situation: I have a ...
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Resize polygon along one axis

Using the following example I'm able to resize by scale and origin. polygonFeature.geometry.resize(scale, origin); vectorLayer.redraw(); But does anyone have any suggestions or sample code ...
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Measure the area of a polygon resulting from the intersection of two other polygons?

How can I measure the area of a polygon resulting from the intersection of two other polygons? If I use the measure tool or open the attribute table for the resulting polygon, it shows me the areas of ...
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Removing small spaces (slivers) between polygons?

I have a set of polygons representing administrative districts. The districts were digitized by hand, and there are small spaces (slivers) between polygons where the polygons should be touching. How ...
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How to write a script to square polygon corners?

I'm looking for a script that will square the corners of polygons that are near 90 degrees but not exactly. Near could be dealt with via a variable, for example within 5 degrees of 90 (85 - 95 ...
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Convert shapefile lines to a polygon in GRASS

I have a shapefile of a map that is the outline of a number of islands. I would like to convert the lines into polygons (ie all islands filled in) using GRASS. I searched on how to do this with GRASS ...
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Easy way to create a boundary polygon shapefile from a set of LAS files using ArcGIS 10?

I have a bunch of LAS file sets that I need to process. The current task at hand is to generate a "footprint" shapefile that contains polygons for each LAS tile. I am looking for a graceful way to ...
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Should I split MultiPolygons into Polygons?

In the system I'm implementing I have a table T1 with an associated geometry. Most of the geometries are a set of n polygons, with 10 < n < 100. At the moment in the table T1 I have a geometry ...
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Why do valid polygons repeat the same start and end point?

In the GIS world, for most modern formats and Standards (e.g., Shapefiles, WKB/WKT, GML, KML, etc.), valid polygons need to have closed linear rings, which is a linestring of coordinates where the ...
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Openlayers geometry: how to convert area from degrees to square kilometres?

I get a multypolygon from my web service and want to calculate the area of that polygon. I was trying to use this piece of code: var poly = new OpenLayers.Geometry.MultiPolygon(poligon); var area = ...
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How to determine if a polygon is self-intersecting using either ArcPad 8.0 or ArcMap 9.3.1?

I am try to automate a sync replica mxd a nightly basis. The issue I am running into is that in some the of the AXFs (that I get from the users and check-in) have polygons that are self-intersecting ...
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Label *beside* polygons in ArcMap 10?

I try to add labels to polygons in ArcMap 10 based on a field in the corresponding attribute table. However, the labels always appear inside the polygon, and I can't find an option that lets me put ...
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Extract coordinates of polygon vertices in ArcMap 10?

I've got about a dozen polygons in a feature class loaded in ArcMap 10, all in geographic WGS 1984. How do I easily obtain the coordinates associated with each vertex of each polygon in that feature ...
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How to bring polygons closer to a point?

I have some scattered polygons with a lot of space between them. I want to make a thematic map but all that white space doesn't look very good, so I want to bring the polygons closer to the center of ...
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Getting started with storing LoST and GML searching

I am working on a logging and search database application. The application will receive event records containing XML LoST values (RFC5222 Location-To-Service-Translation). These records will be ...
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Polygons from Polylines in either ArcView or FOSS

I have 20,000 polylines in a .gdb that represent about 5,000 building footprints. Some of the building footprints have pretty substantial gaps (image below). I would like to snap the polylines closed ...
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How to create a polygon buffer from a line?

I have connected a series of points into a line in ArcMap 10 with the Points to Line tool in the ArcToolbox. The line is, of course, in its own layer, and I added a 5 meter buffer around the line. It ...
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How to connect points with a polyline in ArcMap 10?

I have a layer containing a few hundred points representing a survey track. The points are laid out in chronological order in the corresponding attribute table. How can I have ArcMap 10 automatically ...
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Overlay polygons on raster colour map to extract area values for each colour within each polygon

Does anyone know an answer to the following: I have a set of polygons created as the MCP of animal movements. I also have a habitat colour map raster, with 13 different habitat types as different ...
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Converting Longitude and Latitude Coordinates to Square Miles?

I have a set of Long and Lat co-ordinates making up a five point polygon which I have converted in excel using the following formula: ...
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Sum of areas in all each polygon layer?

I've got several layers/feature classes in an ArcMap 10 project. Thanks to everyone's help, I'm able to get the areas for the polygons contained within each layer. By opening the attribute tables ...
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Cannot get areas for polygon layers in ArcMap 10

For an ArcGIS project opened in ArcMap 10, we have added polygon layers representing different geographical features. After all the polygons were created, we opened the attribute tables for those ...
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How can I calculate the center point inside a polygon in ArcGIS 9.3?

I'm using the JavaScript API 1.6 on ArcGIS 9.3. I have a polygon geometry in an ArcGIS map, and I'm trying to find a way to get the point that lies in the exact center of the geometry. What is the ...
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Search for Multiple Polygons in ArcMap

Is there a way to do a search for features that occupy more than one polygon in ArcMap? I am working with a Parcel layer, and there are some cases where the parcels will take up multiple polygons ...